Satellite Imagery of Xinjiang “Re-education Camp” №20 新疆再教育集中营卫星图 20

Shawn Zhang
Jul 3, 2018 · 3 min read

Re-education camp in Kargilik 叶城县培训中心

37°51'04.3"N 77°26'13.3"E

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The buildings inside the red lines are re-education facilities

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There is a government tender notice that says 3 buildings will be built south to the №7 & 8 training centers 培训中心 in Tieti 铁提.

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Tieti refers to Tieti township (Tietixiang), which is a southeast suburb of Kargilik.

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The 3 buildings referred in the tender notice probably are these in the image below.

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According to my calculation, the total area of the building in the left is approximately 3,978 sqm (75.5*12+35*12/ floor, 3 floors). The center one is 3,924 sqm (109*12/ floor, 3 floors). The right one is 3520 sqm (64*12+31*12/ floor, 3 floors and 100 sqm roof structure).

To compare, the tender notice says the №1 building is 4,109 sqm, №2 is 3708 sqm, №3 is 4080 sqm. So the area calculated from satellite image is close to the data in the notice.

This camp is inside a complex which is originally probably for residential purpose. In 2007, only buildings in the west corner of this complex are transformed into re-education camp.

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The left image was taken Jun 6, 2017, right Jun 7, 2017. The structure inside the red line is barbed wire fences.

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The two red roofed sheds in the center are usually dining halls and some supporting facilities.

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In 2018, this camp expanded to include all the buildings in the south of this complex. We can see in the image more walls, more red-roofed sheds are built.

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